I am writing on behalf of NIAC Action, the nation’s largest grassroots Iranian-American organization, to express our profound disappointment and concern with your recent remarks on Fox News and Twitter concerning Iranians and the Diversity Visa Program. Your statements are not only misleading but discriminatory. Demonizing an entire people is dangerous and does nothing to advance U.S. security but instead undermines the very principles that make our country great.
California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed an Iranian-American immigrant to serve in Santa Clara County Superior Court as a judge. Brown’s pick, prosecutor Nahal Iravani-Sani (Democrat), emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1979 when she was just 10 years old. Iravani-Sani has been a prosecutor for 22 years. “I truly feel humbled to be chosen and honored to serve the community,” Iravani-Sani said. Now 48, she is married with a son in high school and another in his freshman year in college.
I sneak into Mehran Khaghani’s weekly comedy show surreptitiously, thinking that I’ve successfully avoided attention. But, like anyone else seated in Pink’s that night, he gleefully calls me out in an elaborate, zesty dressing-down that is yet not unkind.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".